[mythtv-users] OT: Advice on choosing a TV

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Wed May 5 12:59:44 UTC 2010

Simon Hobson wrote:
> Paul Gardiner wrote:
>> Sadly my old CRT (described by an engineer that once worked on it as
>> from the sweet spot) has started producing slightly muffled sound.
>> I'm thinking it might be time I moved to a flat panel. Is there any
>> reason a MythTv buff might not want to use a Panasonic Viera?
>> Content is still going to be almost entirely PAL SD 576i for some
>> time, but I'd like to be ready for HD which is starting to be
>> rolled out via UK Freeview.
> What size ?
> When I was looking at buying a TV specifically to use as a monitor (the 
> large size & low resolution was an important factor), Panasonic told me 
> that none of their 26" TVs support full pixel mode. Without full pixel 
> mode, you cannot feed it a signal via DVI/HDMI which is already 
> pre-scaled to fit the display panel and have the TV "just display it" - 
> it will resample the image to oversize it, and then crop the outside to 
> remove overscan.

50" or maybe 46". Almost entirely wanted as a TV, although I'd wouldn't
want it to place any restrictions on the other things that MythTv might


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